“I wanted people to see this book as a way of imagining the Lord’s Prayer as a pilgrimaging practice that you could do anytime, not just in the Holy Land.” — Danielle Shroyer, author, Where Jesus Prayed
Author and pastor Danielle Shroyer didn’t intend to write a book about her first trip to the Holy Land but upon her return, she couldn’t keep the words from spilling out and into her journal. While in the Holy Land, Shroyer had such a profound experience with the presence of Jesus and the prayer that he taught us to pray, that she knew she had to share it with others.
Part travel guide, part devotional, Where Jesus Prayed: Illuminating the Lord’s Prayer in the Holy Land is the fruit of her pilgrimage and an offering of sorts to other pilgrims or armchair travelers who seek to experience Jesus in a more intimate way, be it in the land where he lived and died, or in their own living room.
I talked to Danielle Shroyer this week about her book, what surprised her most about the Holy Land, and the prayer that came to life for her in a new way along the journey.
Visit the Patheos Book Club to read an excerpt from Where Jesus Prayed here.